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Teach Every BODY

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Teach Every BODY

Some of my best teachers had pets. Not just class pets, but actual companions. Now, owning a pet does not make you a good teacher, but it does entail some learning. Some pets have fantastic teachers who helped facilitate their understanding of house rules; how to welcome guests; how to treat people, and other important lessons - beyond following commands. These are people that show good teachers can teach every BODY — even ones they don’t consider their own. As I reflect on my recent teaching and community service awards, I think of the teachers who taught me how to teach. 

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Celebrate International Transgender Day of Remembrance with Double Denim Dude

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Celebrate International Transgender Day of Remembrance with Double Denim Dude

Saturday people celebrated like we weren’t in a pandemic, because it has been a trying 3.5+ years. Many have agreed that we need to change the culture that has complimented this administration, but I am personally haunted by the people that voted for the status quo. As I reflected with friends throughout the weekend, they shared almost universally, that their “celebrations” were in fact dulled by inconvenient truths about the status of Black, Brown, Indigenous, and non-binary lives and bodies. As people throughout the week, emboldened by their now exiting leader, called for civil war, activists and organizers tried to...

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